Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Resources

Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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Is it time to consider a 4-day work week? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang answers all


Our recent DBA webinar exploring a four-day working week brought up many burning questions amongst our members. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang joined us again last week for a quick-fire Q&A to answer them.

Strategy development


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DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools to help your design business survive and thrive.

Business skills, Financial, HR, International trade, Legal, Maximise membership, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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DBA Friday webinar: Work better, not harder


Working a shorter week could improve creativity, productivity and happiness. DBA Members can watch this webinar recording and discover how redesigning the working week could revolutionise the way your business gets things done.

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DBA Webinars: Providing you with expert advice during the coronavirus pandemic


Design-sector specific insight and advice delivered by experts, to help you tackle the challenges your business is currently facing during the coronavirus pandemic. DBA members can browse the gallery and watch recordings of all previous DBA Friday webinars.

Business skills, Financial, HR, Legal, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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DBA Friday webinar: do we need a new philosophy of design?


Coronavirus resource: In our rush to innovate, what are we unleashing? In a provocative and stimulating hour, designer and historian Craig Walmsley challenged our thinking on ‘design thinking’, exploring what a new philosophy of design might look like and why it’s needed. DBA Members can watch a recording of the webinar here.

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Kickstart and other government employment initiatives


Delivering his Summer Economic Update on 8 July, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what we know about these initiatives so far.

Financial, HR


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DBA Friday webinar: Designing the service back into our services


How has the human impact of Covid-19 changed the face of consumption and service as we know it? Find out in this insight-packed webinar recording with Joel Bailey, Director, Experience Led Transformation at EY Seren. Explore the recovery of lost compassion and empathy and the impact that will have for our future and the transition into new models of working worlds.

Business skills, Strategy development


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How to bring staff back off furlough


Like many of the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, furlough is a concept and process many employers have never faced before. Our HR partner, Croner address some of the key points to understand, when considering bringing staff back off furlough.

Financial, HR


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Guide to redundancy


Coronavirus resource: This guide, from our HR partner Croner, explores the basics of redundancy and offers guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls.

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DBA Friday webinar: reignite your creativity


Coronavirus resource: Mark Shayler, owner of sustainable innovation consultancy Ape, took to the stage to inspire and remind us of the power of purpose-driven creativity. DBA Members can watch the recording here.

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